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Insight
4 days ago

The biographies of architect Rudolf Hamburger and his wife Ursula are outstanding, since Rudolf’s journey through life brought him deep into Asia in 1930, while Ursula later worked for various secret services and finally as an author in the GDR under the name of Ruth Werner. Author Eduard... Katinka Corts


Insight
2 weeks ago

Architecture must change in order to address the climate crisis. But what directions do architects want to take? Snøhetta is making an interesting contribution to the debate: In southern Norway, the firm has designed an office building that produces more energy than it consumes over its life... John Hill, Elias Baumgarten


Insight
3 weeks ago

What more can be written about Countryside, The Future, the highly ambitious and much anticipated exhibition by Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal/AMO that recently reopened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City? John Hill


Insight
1 month ago

Two of the Netherland’s most prominent architecture firms are reshaping Rotterdam’s Museumpark: MVRDV is giving the city an art depot that looks like a bowl; and Mecanoo is renovating the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, whose art will be stored in the depot. Ulf Meyer visited Rotterdam to take... Ulf Meyer


Insight
1 month ago

While his generation failed in its attempt to change society through architecture, Wolf D. Prix says today’s young talent does not even try to do so, preferring to take refuge in a romanticized past. What is urgently needed are fresh concepts for the next twenty years. Elias Baumgarten


Insight
1 month ago

A new exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark, explores Anupama Kundoo’s "handmade houses" and other projects that "just take time." Ulf Meyer visited Anupama Kundoo – Taking Time, the fourth installation in the museum’s “The Architect’s Studio” series,... Ulf Meyer


Insight
1 month ago

Following a seven-month closure, Eileen Gray reopens on October 13 for a brief run at Bard Graduate Center on Manhattan's Upper West Side. World-Architects got a peek at the exhibition recently and also explored the accompanying virtual exhibition and the companion catalog. Here is our... John Hill


Insight
2 months ago

Holger Kleine’s book The Drama of Space aims to help a general audience, not just architects, understand the effects that spaces have on people. By analyzing buildings through drama, the book is also, so argues Georg Windeck, a discourse on architecture's receptiveness to other... Georg Windeck


Insight
2 months ago

Beyond all the scandals, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt (BER) promises to achieve what architecture is supposed to achieve. The airport is scheduled to open at the end of October. Falk Jaeger


Insight
2 months ago

Although The Disquieted Muses: When La Biennale di Venezia Meets History opened to the public on August 29, restricted travel during the coronavirus pandemic makes seeing non-local exhibitions difficult. In turn, World-Architects editor John Hill, based in New York, took a remote glance... John Hill


Insight
on 19-08-2020

In June author Adrian Duncan won the inaugural John McGahern Book Prize from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies for Love Notes from a German Building Site. Named for one of the most important Irish writers of the twentieth century, the annual prize recognizes the... Madeline Carey


Insight
on 10-08-2020

The second and expanded edition of Michael Green and Jim Taggart's Tall Wood Buildings: Design, Construction and Performance builds upon the successful first edition from 2017 to present more case studies of high-rise timber structures and argue for more of them to be built. Georg Windeck


Insight
on 23-06-2020

The semi-annual Vectorworks Design Summit allows Vectorworks users the opportunity to connect with other users, interact with the company’s software developers, and hear about new developments for future updates. This year’s Design Summit was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, John Hill


Insight
on 11-06-2020

The new Deichman Library opens to the public in Oslo’s Bjørvika district on June 18. The building, known as Deichman Bjørvika and designed by Lund Hagem Arkitekter and Atelier Oslo, reveals its true qualities on the inside. Ulf Meyer visited the building ahead of its opening. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 08-06-2020

The second Architecture & the Media conference, organized by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, took place May 11 - 14, 2020, two years after the inaugural event was held at the... John Hill


Insight
on 19-05-2020

Belgium's Osar Architects is a leader in designing healing communities in healthcare and related sectors. World-Architects spoke recently with Osar Architects about their projects, Building Information Modeling, BIM "translators," and how Osar uses John Hill


Insight
on 30-04-2020

Two of Paris's most iconic buildings have been transformed by two of Japan's most famous architects: Tadao Ando has redesigned the Bourse de Commerce and SANAA has reworked the La Samaritaine department store. The projects, both commissioned by French billionaires, were nearing completion but... Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 20-04-2020

Binke Lenhardt and Hao Dong head the Beijing-based firm Crossboundaries. They design conversions and modular buildings in China, but they also teach courses for children and... Elias Baumgarten


Insight
on 09-04-2020

TAMassociati, based in Venice and with offices in Bologna and Trieste, is working on high-profile projects with Renzo Piano and for the Aga Khan Development Network. But the studio has been active in social design and building sustainably since its inception decades ago. World-Architects... John Hill


Insight
on 02-04-2020

At the beginning of January, the new coronavirus broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan and became a pandemic within a few weeks. The measures taken by the Chinese government affected everyone, including architects and the country's entire construction sector. Now that the acute wave of... Voices collected by Eduard Kögel


Insight
on 02-04-2020

At the beginning of January, the new coronavirus broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan and became a pandemic within a few weeks. The measures taken by the Chinese government affected everyone, including architects and the country's entire construction sector. Now that the acute wave of... Voices collected by Eduard Kögel


Insight
on 02-04-2020

World-Architects recently corresponded with Ángela Baldellou, who runs Observatorio 2030, a group created by the Council of Spanish Architects that brings together professionals and experts from... Madeline Carey


Insight
on 30-03-2020

Planning architecture for emergencies; transforming buildings for temporary needs; rethinking the model of hospitals; reflecting on empty cities to rediscover how design plays an active role in activating social relationships and connections; reconsidering the importance of architecture and... Paola Pierotti, PPAN


Insight
on 24-03-2020

One year ago Vista Tower topped off at 363 meters (1,191 feet), making it the third tallest building in Chicago. Vista towers over the nearby Aqua Tower, which ten years ago brought fame to Studio Gang and its founder, Jeanne Gang. Ulf Meyer looks at Vista in the context of Gang's earlier work... Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 06-03-2020

When the Munch Museum in Oslo opens to the public in the fall of 2020, it will be one of the world's largest museums dedicated to a single artist. Ulf Meyer got an early peek at the building designed by Estudio Herreros. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 26-02-2020

"Journalism is chatting in the corridor." This bon mot by publisher Henri Nannen from Hamburg has been translated into architecture at the new Axel-Springer-AG building in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 13-02-2020

The most recent book by Richard Sennett, grand seigneur of urban design and originally a planner himself, is Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City. In it, following in the tradition of Jane Jacobs, he makes a vehement plea for open cities. Here are some thoughts on the book. Inge Beckel


Insight
on 29-01-2020

The inaugural The World Around summit took place on Saturday, January 25, at the TimesCenter in New York City. Curated by Beatrice Galilee, the day-long event brought together a strong lineup of architects, artists, designers, and other thinkers "to explore the projects, issues, and... John Hill


Insight
on 16-01-2020

Two years ago this month, the Davos Declaration 2018 called for a policy of "high-quality Baukultur" across Europe. Spain signed the Declaration in spring 2019, turning what many of the country's architects have practiced for decades into official public policy. Madeline Carey examines... Madeline Carey


Insight
on 04-01-2020

The 21st edition of the famous Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of Architecture, first published in 1896, was released in late 2019. In addition to being the first revision this century, the longstanding reference is for the first time in color, in two volumes, and in an online format... John Hill


Insight
on 05-12-2019

Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill turns 80 years old today, December 5, 2019. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 25-11-2019

A remarkable exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark – the latest in its “The Architect’s Studio” series – portrays the aspiring architect Tatiana Bilbao: the only woman in the mega-city of Mexico City running her own architectural practice. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 11-11-2019

World-Architects editor John Hill recently visited the studio of Alloy Development in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The firm has been transforming the neighborhood's historic fabric with thoughtful buildings and renovations and is branching out to other parts of the New York City borough.  John Hill


Insight
on 25-10-2019

The Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles fair took place over four days in late August at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China. World-Architects, working with Messe Frankfurt Hong Kong, organized some "Talks and Tours" at ITSH and also interviewed two highly talented... World-Architects


Insight
on 09-10-2019

The Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg (National Library of Luxembourg) opened the doors to its new building on the first day of October — 16 years after Bolles+Wilson won a competition to design it. Ulf Meyer delves into the library's design and what it means for the area of Luxembourg in... Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 30-09-2019

Recently World-Architects visited Schiller Projects, a design firm founded by Aaron Schiller in 2013. The firm had just finished a major project at Hudson Yards, in one of the new towers where it also moved its studio. John Hill


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